March 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Training – Investigating Nonprofit Organizations

The more than 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations in the United States employs more than 10 percent of the U.S. workforce and contributes more than $900 billion to the economy. The sector offers ample opportunities for business journalists to dive into financial records and databases and find stories that can have a substantial impact on the organizations themselves, their beneficiaries, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Andrew Leckey named Visiting Scholar at Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai

Andrew Leckey, president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, has been named a Visiting Scholar at the Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai, China, for summer 2017. The Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) is located at Fudan University, one of China’s top universities. Since the Institute’s1993 inception it has pooled the strengths of varied disciplines to conduct ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Lawrence Ingrassia to receive SABEW’s 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award

Lawrence Ingrassia, managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, will receive the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ highest honor, its Distinguished Achievement Award, for 2017. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of business journalism and who has served as a nurturing influence on others in the profession. Ingrassia will accept ...[Read More]
Friday, March 17th, 2017

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 22nd Annual Best in Business Competition

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) on March 17, 2017, announces the results of its 22nd annual Best in Business competition, which recognizes outstanding stories published or aired in 2016. The 112 winners and honorable mentions represent all formats and corners of the world. One hundred seventy-five news organizations submitted 946 entries across 65 categories. For ...[Read More]
Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Training – Fighting Fake News

The digital transformation that is reshaping the news business introduced yet another new challenge: fake news. SABEW’s March training session will feature a panel of experts assembled to address this issue. They’ll talk about fact checking, what respected news organizations are doing to respond to fake news, and what this phenomenon means for the future of business journalism. Monday, March ...[Read More]

February 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Mark Hamrick to be next SABEW president

Feb. 17, 2017 – Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief of, has been named vice president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. Hamrick, who began serving as SABEW treasurer last year, will take over as president at the conclusion of the organization’s 2017 spring conference, which ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Training – Digital Bootcamp: Telling Business Stories through Podcasts

Monday, Feb. 27 2 p.m. EST Podcasts can extend the reach of your business coverage and open up new ways to involve and educate the audience in your space. But what makes a great podcast? On SABEW’s next teletraining session, you’ll hear a panel of experts discuss strategies for delivering engaging podcasts, learn about proven storytelling techniques and discover how to measure the success ...[Read More]

January 2017

December 2016

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Training – Covering Personal Finance in 2017

Monday, Jan. 23 2 p.m. EST January is the time of the year when money management and personal finance are at the top of many people’s minds. Readers are eager for advice and information about setting their household budgets, getting debt under control, preparing to buy or sell a house and making preparations for tax season. On SABEW’s next teletraining session, hear from a panel of experts ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

22 Journalists Selected for the SABEW/Goldschmidt 2017 Fellowship

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has selected 22 business journalists for the 5-day SABEW/Goldschmidt seminar in Washington, D.C., in January that will immerse them in federal, economic, and personal-finance data. Fellows were chosen from a record pool of 43 applicants. Click here for the agenda. Journalists will work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, ...[Read More]

November 2016

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

SABEW announces 2016 Health Care Fellows

For the full symposium schedule, click here. Fifteen journalists from across the United States have been selected as fellows for SABEW’s fifth annual Health Care Symposium sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1-3 at the National Press Club and at the Bloomberg–Washington, D.C., bureau. The symposium will give fellows a head start covering a ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 17th, 2016

2016 Best in Business Announced

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will open its 2016 Best in Business (BIB) awards contest on Dec. 1. As in past years, the 2016 BIBs have been updated to reflect the rapidly evolving media landscape. Among this year’s new features: All BIBs will be platform agnostic. Entrants will compete based on the size of their newsroom staff, rather than on the size of their ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The Power of Business Journalism

SABEW members and friends: It isn’t news to you that business journalism is more powerful and relevant than ever, from coverage of the Panama Papers to Brexit, the Wells Fargo scandal to the Mylan EpiPen price hike, China’s economic reforms to the United States’ presidential candidates’ financial records. Our work holds corporate titans, elected officials and tax-dodging plutocrats to ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

November Training – What will happen to the ACA now?

Monday, November 14 2 p.m. EST Donald Trump vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling a crowd at a rally toward the end of his campaign "it's one of the single most important reasons why we must win on Nov.. 8."  Now, with a Republican-controlled Congress, that goal is within reach. How will that happen and what will the Republicans put in its place? What will that mean for the 20 million ...[Read More]

October 2016

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Fellows sought for 2016 Health Care Symposium in Washington, D.C.

SABEW is seeking applications for a workshop that will help journalists better understand health care economics and provide an update on the Affordable Care Act. The training program comes during insurance-enrollment season, in which more than 8 million Americans are expected to use government exchanges. With double-digit premium hikes and major insurers dropping out, we will hear from reporters and ...[Read More]
Monday, October 24th, 2016

Kevin G. Hall receives SABEW’s top honor

  Kevin G. Hall, chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with one of the highest honors, the President’s Award. Hall received the honor Friday, Oct. 7 during the SABEW fall conference held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Midtown Manhattan. Hall, a former SABEW board member and past president, ...[Read More]
Friday, October 14th, 2016

Fellows sought for 2017 Goldschmidt data immersion/government workshop in Washington

Reporters who want to learn more about federal economic and investment data are invited to be part of SABEW’s 4th Annual Goldschmidt data immersion training in mid-January. The weeklong session, January 9-13, is thanks to a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation. The training will bring journalists to Washington, D.C., to climb inside economic and labor data, ...[Read More]

September 2016

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

BuzzFeed News’ William Alden wins Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

William Alden, 27, a San Francisco-based business reporter for BuzzFeed News covering the technology industry, is the 2016 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists younger than 30. He will receive the award and a $1,500 honorarium Oct. 7 at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference in midtown Manhattan. It is the third year for the competition. The past two years’ ...[Read More]
Friday, September 2nd, 2016

September Teletraining – Covering the election on the business desk

Covering the election on the business desk November’s election is coming up fast, but is your organization ready? This election cycle is proving to be one of the most significant in decades – according to a UBS AG Wealth Management Americas survey of 2,300 wealthy investors, 77 percent expect the November election to be a game-changing event for the U.S. economy. On SABEW’s next teletraining ...[Read More]

August 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Boning Up on Business Journalism Skills – Sept. 20 at EIJ16

SABEW will be presenting a three-hour session during the Excellence in Journalism 2016 (EIJ16) conference in New Orleans. We'll cover the essential basics for any business journalist, plus talk about where the jobs are and why you'll want to go into business journalism if you aren't in it already. Come prepared to learn about: Following the money: how to find great business-journalism stories ...[Read More]

July 2016

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Twitter for Business Journalists – August 15

Twitter for Business Journalists: How to break news and build your brand in 140 characters or less Are you a regular Twitter user looking to up your game? Then SABEW’s Aug. 15 tweetorial is for you. We’ll share Twitter best practices for journalists and help you learn how to use the platform to build your brand, find and cultivate sources, and get the most eyeballs on your stories. We’ll ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Longtime SABEW Board Member Elizabeth Whitney dies

Renowned journalist, Elizabeth Whitney, died Tuesday. Whitney was the first female business editor at a major U.S. newspaper, the then-St. Petersburg Times. She was both an influential and exceptional reporter and editor to the journalism community. Whitney had a distinguished career of reporting and editing staying devoted to business-related news. She served on SABEW’s Board of Governors from ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

July Teletraining – Coaching journalists toward their best work

Coaching journalists toward their best work Monday, July 18, 2016 2 p.m. Eastern One of the most important roles that an editor can play is that of a coach. Whether it’s leading journalists on an investigation, helping them manage a project while still maintaining a beat, or guiding them as they persuade a reluctant source, effective coaching makes a newsroom more successful. On SABEW’s ...[Read More]

May 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

SABEW recognizes the top business stories of 2015

By Will Racke Medill News Service The SABEW 2016 annual conference concluded Saturday night with a banquet honoring the winners of the 2015 Best in Business awards. SABEW President Joanna Ossinger, a team leader at Bloomberg News, opened the festivities by encouraging business journalists to be bullish about the future of their profession. The industry may be facing uncertainty, but Ossinger ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

The Panama Papers: A New Face For Investigative Journalism

Story by Kristy Westgard Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Video by Kat Lonsdorf Medill News Service The Panama Papers marked a shift away from the traditional lone wolf method of investigative journalism in favor of collaboration, a panel of journalists said Saturday. Four journalists involved in the investigation spoke about their ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Consumers have plenty to learn about money management

By Cassidy Trowbridge Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University People don’t know how to manage their money. That’s the main theme from “Mining Behavioral Research and Government Data to Tell Personal Stories,” a Friday session at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Financial experts highlighted their research on consumer protections and ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Entrepreneurship is key to media outlets being successful

By Xiumei Dong Medill News Service While some traditional media outlets struggle to make a profit because of the disruption caused by technology and innovation, others that welcome the changing trends have experienced much success. The difference, experts said, is how willingly the outlets embraced entrepreneurialism. “I still think the most important thing, which you alluded to, is they have ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Job market data encouraging for business journalists

By Charles Clark Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Good news was delivered to current and future journalists Saturday afternoon: There are business reporting jobs available and the jobs pay well. A panel at the SABEW 2016 annual conference discussed the career outlook for business journalists. It was moderated by Diana Henriques, SABEW board ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Business journalists discuss making tough ethical decisions

By Sydney Maki Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University If a news organization sends out a tweet that the Capitol has been attacked, but no one can confirm it — should you report it, too? What if that tweet causes markets to drop? As business journalists, SABEW attendees must answer questions like this regularly. Glenn Coleman, Joanna Ossinger, ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

SABEW focuses spotlight on Baron’s leadership at Globe and Post

By Will Racke Medill News Service Marty Baron gets about three public speaking requests a week, thanks to his newfound celebrity courtesy of “Spotlight,” the Oscar-winning film that depicts the true story of the Baron-led Boston Globe investigation of sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church. His day job as the executive editor of the Washington Post prevents him from fulfilling most of those ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Economists, academics cautiously optimistic about US economy

By Charles Clark Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University A panel of economists and academics expressed a relatively optimistic view on the progress of the U.S. economy, and to a degree, the possibility of future wage growth. The discussion about the economy and wages occurred Friday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. The panel was moderated by ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Global economic growth still struggling following financial crisis

By Katie Murar Medill News Service There are many signs that point to the U.S. economy improving following the financial crisis a few years ago, but the global economy hasn’t fully bounced back, said Council of Economic Advisors member Jay Shambau. In a panel discussion Saturday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference, Shambau explored the ways in which slow global growth is playing out in ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Marriott CEO: Hotel industry growing despite recent terrorist attacks

By Xiumei Dong Medill News Service Recent terrorist attacks around the world are hurting the travel industry, but Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said that hasn’t stopped the growth of the hotel industry. Following a bidding war in the past few months with China’s Anbang Insurance Group, Marriott International Inc. sealed a deal in April with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

E-Newsletters give publishers more opportunity to engage with audiences

By Trudy Knockless Baruch College A few years ago, most websites encouraged their readers to like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, but the focus has now shifted to getting audiences to subscribe to email subscriptions. This allows them to connect and engage with their audiences. For many, it’s a way of making sure their audiences do not miss the most important stories of the day. On ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Experts point to slowly improving U.S. housing market

By Sydney Maki Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University The U.S. housing market has been through hell, but a SABEW panel of housing experts said it is making a slow and strenuous climb toward stability. The panel explored the outlook of millennials and the housing market’s sustainability during Friday’s lunch keynote at SABEW’s 2016 annual ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Rich story ideas abound in emerging marijuana industry

Story by Agnel Philip Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Video by Kat Lonsdorf Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism News publications have a responsibility to objectively cover the marijuana business, according to two key players in the Denver Post’s recent efforts to ramp up coverage of the burgeoning industry. “To ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Panelists share tips on uncovering the murky world of campaign finance

Story by Will Racke Video by Kat Lonsdorf Medill News Service Veteran political and campaign finance reporters revealed some trade secrets for covering the intersection of money and politics during a panel discussion at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Friday’s session, “New Tricks for Covering Campaign Finance,” gave business reporters an opportunity to learn about sources, leads and ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Labor Secretary defends new overtime regulation

By Katie Murar Medill News Service Labor Secretary Thomas Perez claimed the new overtime regulation announced earlier this week will level the playing field for middle class workers. “I’m very proud of the new regulation, and it’s going to potentially help millions of workers become the middle class managers that they are,” said Perez, speaking Friday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Mobile toolkit session features effective and affordable reporting apps

By Cassidy Trowbridge Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University The director of NewsLab emphasized the importance of smaller details when using mobile devices for news gathering. “Aspect ratios are important,” said Deborah Potter, of the non-profit news resource. She explained how a poorly cropped picture on Twitter could show someone’s ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Big names featured at spring business media conference

By Will Racke Medill News Service Business reporters and editors from across the country gathered Thursday night for the SABEW 2016 annual conference, which kicked off with a welcome reception at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The reception was a prelude to two days of networking and training sessions with prominent business leaders and journalists. Andrew Leckey, president ...[Read More]

March 2016

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 21st Annual Best in Business Awards

PHOENIX — The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) today announces winners and finalists in its 21st annual Best in Business (BIB) Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding business journalism that was published or aired in 2015. Adding up winners and finalists, Bloomberg led with seven honors, while The New York Times earned six honors — all winners. A diverse group ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Majority of biz journalists have received a raise in past year, again

by Meg Garner · March 7, 2016 For the second year in a row, a majority of business journalists in the United States received a pay raise in the past year, according to an informal study of more than 200 business reporters and editors conducted in the last month by Talking Biz News and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Of those who received raises, three-fourths said the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

March Teletraining – Digital business writing: How to hook an audience

Digital business writing: How to hook an audience Monday, March 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Let’s face it. Whether you work for a newspaper, a newswire or a news website, you’ve got a digital audience. The challenge is how to best write for that audience. That’s where our panel of digital business journalists comes in. They’ll be rolling up their sleeves and sharing their ideas about successful ...[Read More]

February 2016

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award Winner, Cezary Podkul

Cezary Podkul is the winner of the 2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist competition, which recognizes talented reporters under 30. The inaugural winner was Mina Kimes, then a reporter for Bloomberg News. Podkul, now 32, was selected as the second annual winner. (Cezary turned 30 during 2014 meeting the award eligibly requirements). Birger was SABEW president in 1977 and was a former Miami Herald ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Seeking SABEW Board Candidates – Deadline Feb. 29

SABEW is currently seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Governors. Board members help set policy and strategic direction for SABEW, and their work is vital to the operation of the organization. Board members are expected to attend two in-person meetings a year, participate actively on at least one board committee, support SABEW’s development efforts and assist with the recruitment ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

February Teletraining: The First Amendment in the Digital Age

The First Amendment in the Digital Age Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Do you know what to do if you run a story that includes a false statement of fact about a well-known CEO; under what circumstance are you allowed to use a video clip you found on Twitter; or what to do if a police officer orders you to stop taking photos in public spaces? If you want some real-world advice from an ...[Read More]
Monday, February 1st, 2016

SABEWDC16, SABEW Spring Conference – May 19-21, 2016

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January 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Top investigative tips for beginning business journalists

Top investigative tips for beginning business journalists Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST In this one-hour session, Cezary Podkul of ProPublica will share the formula behind prize-winning investigative pieces. Podkul was this year’s winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist award. Listen to the recording here.  Training Links: How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left ...[Read More]
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

2015 BIB deadline extended in response to the snowstorm!

The 2015 BIB contest deadline has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 11:59 p.m. EST. This one-time, one-week extension is in support of our SABEW members digging out from the epic storm. Click here to submit your entry. If you have questions, please contact us at or call (602) 496-7862. SABEW Staff will be available to help with BIB questions and entries, Monday - Friday ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

January Teletraining: Digital Strategy – The rise of the emailed newsletter

Digital Strategy: The rise of the emailed newsletter You’ve got mail. Or at least, an emailed newsletter. In an era of social media and apps, emailed newsletters are coming into their own and developing their own voice. They are smart, informative, snarky and fun. Perhaps most significant, they are an increasingly important way of getting content directly into the laps of readers. This teletraining ...[Read More]

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